Updated: Thursday, 8th September 2016
If you are based in Cardiff or anywhere in the country, our experienced lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Injury claims should be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.
In most cases, a successful compensation claim involves three components. It must be demonstrated that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
Your solicitor can take you through these key points and should explain how they apply to your claim.
How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your circumstances
Identifying a suitable legal representation for your case is an important step towards claiming the highest settlement or award for your accident.
How do you make sure you instruct the best company to act for you?
Solicitor reviews in Cardiff - What to look for
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
The difference in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is quite significant
E.g. the amount retained by a Claimant awarded £101,922 for spinal cord damage can vary from £61,153 to £86,634.
More information : How to compare injury solicitors quotes
Do I need to select a local Cardiff solicitor ?
The location of a lawyers office is not very important as injury cases are usually managed remotely.
It is however necessary to go with a firm with national medical centres as you will usually be expected to attend a medical exam.
Personal injury compensation claims our panel of solicitors conducts in Cardiff
Compensation could be claimed for a range of injury and illness in Cardiff. Our team can assist with injuries including:
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has helped people, from members of the air force to colour technologists, to seek financial compensation. Accident at work information for the Cardiff local authority are published under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive:
|Workplace accidents in Cardiff Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||3||2||2|
|Machinery related injury||23||11||8|
|Exposed to explosion||0||1||0|
|Exposed to fire||4||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||22||6||3|
|Fall from height||51||38||43|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||0||4||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||215||128||136|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||237||172||148|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7||6||12|
|Struck by object||76||48||49|
|Crushed by something collapsing||2||1||4|
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Cardiff
Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Cardiff are quite common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were 1 fatal accidents, 63 serious accidents and 803 slight accidents in 2013 in Cardiff (Total events were 867 council area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 851. Accidents in Cardiff in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A4161 and A4119 crossroads and on the dual carriageway of the A4160 and A4234 junction.
Our network of specialist lawyers are experienced in in securing the highest damages for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Cardiff.
Clinical negligence in Cardiff
Clinical negligence - in the past known as called medical negligence - is where there has been a breach in the duty of care by a healthcare provider. Our select panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Cardiff have handled claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals that include Cardiff Royal Infirmary, Glossop Terrace, Cardiff, CF24 0SZ.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Reported data emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Wales in 2014/15. These types of accident are typically connected to accidents categorised as another type of accident e.g. being struck by moving machinery, a carrying injury or a quarry drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries like torn ligaments occurring on pavement cracks are also common with recent pothole trips having occurred recently.
Serious injury specialists acting in Cardiff
Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-changing impact on an injured person. Quittance work to achieve compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including damages for medical and care costs.
Our network of solicitor firms work with Courts, medical providers and insurance companies to ensure people affected by serious accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.
No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Cardiff
CFAs or Conditional Fee Agreements (or No Win, No Fee agreements) protect clients from a requirement to pay their legal fees if they do not succeed in their claim.
A 'success fee' will be charged by Cardiff solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike standard fees, the success fee will be paid out of the compensation settlement and is usually 25%.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee should mean that there are no hidden fees. With a No Win, No Fee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs and there will be no catch. Click here for more about our No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Quittance provide detailed answers helping you choose whether to proceed.
Get more information online before picking up the phone. Find our frequently asked questions here.
Ready to start your claim for compensation?
If you are ready to get underway, you can begin the personal injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or via the online contact form.
Our team of experts are ready to help. If you have any questions, you can request a free callback or phone 0800 612 7456.